All About Spelling Level 4 Materials

All About Spelling Level 4 Materials


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Category Description for All About Spelling:

All About Spelling was specifically designed for homeschoolers and tutors with scripted lessons that take the guesswork out of teaching. It has a bunch of helpful features great for one-on-one instruction. All About Spelling takes a multisensory approach so that the student can be successful in spelling regardless of his particular learning style. The program can be customized for each student, with daily review of concepts the individual needs to cover. For each level, you will need the Teacher Manual, student Materials packet and either the Basic or Deluxe Interactive Kit. The Interactive Kit components are used with all levels of the program but are NOT included in the Teacher Manuals or Student Material Packets so you will need to purchase one of them initially as you begin the program. For the teacher, the lessons are scripted for pick-up-and-go daily usage, with plenty of teaching tips built into the lesson right where you need them. Take a little time to read about 10 pages to familiarize yourself with the programs approach, punch out and sort the materials provided, and youre ready to roll!

The key to this program is learning phonograms, which are the sounds that a letter or letter combination make. Using this approach, after learning his phonograms, a student knows what his choices are for spelling that particular sound. Different researchers have come up with different numbers of phonograms that exist in the English language. The phonograms used here are based on the work of neurologist Dr. Samuel Orton and psychologist Anna Gillingham and includes 72 phonograms that the student learns and uses over the 7 levels. Each level includes a teacher book and a student materials packet. The Interactive Kits contain items used with all 7 levels, including divider cards, durable color-coded phonogram tiles, and optional peel-and-stick magnets used with the phonogram tiles so that they can be used on a magnetic board as well as a level surface. Instructions for downloading the Phonogram Sounds App from the publishers website are included. The only other items youll need are an index card box (unless you choose the Deluxe Interactive Kit) and lined notebook paper. Levels are not related to grade levels, but rather skill levels (our suggested grade levels are just a rough guide of where many students will be). Each book contains around 25 steps, or lessons. Some of the major concepts covered in each level are mentioned below. 400-450 words are specifically covered in each level, but remember that these are really example words; the program is giving the student the tools to spell any word using the phonogram approach.

In Level 1, students first learn the 26 most basic phonograms corresponding to the letters of the alphabet. Unlike phonics programs, which tend to teach short vowel sounds and hard consonants sounds first, All About Spelling teaches all possible sounds for each phonogram. For instance, the letter (and phonogram) A can make a short A sound (apple), a long A sound (acorn), and the "ah" sound (water). Phonograms are shown on yellow Phonogram Cards in the student materials packet with the letter or letter combination on the front. On the back are the sounds made by that phonogram, and a key word with that sound. Student or teacher can also listen to the pronunciation on the Phonogram Sounds App by clicking on the color-coded phonogram; after the initial letters, phonograms are grouped here and elsewhere in the program according to vowel and consonant "teams". After the phonograms are learned, oral exercises are included in the book to ensure that the student can discriminate the sounds in a word and identify the phonogram that he hears. Another exercise has the teacher dictate a sound from a Sound Card (red) to ensure that the student can write the phonogram that is spoken. Key Cards (blue) are used to highlight definitions or spelling rules. Word Cards (green) contain words used to test the students understanding; the student either spells the words using the phonogram tiles or writes the words on paper.

While this may sound complicated, the teacher book couldnt be easier to follow. Goals for each step are shown at the beginning of each step, as well as specific materials needed. Review begins every lesson, and the concepts and words being reviewed are based on areas that the student needs practice. Pictures of the particular cards or tiles used in the lesson are shown at the point of use in the book. Lessons have just the right amount of scripting so the teacher is never at a loss for what to say or do next. Additional words for practicing a just-learned concept are also given. Teaching tips and side notes are right where you would expect them. A cardstock Progress Chart shows the students advancement through the steps of each level; upon completion the student gets a suitable-for-framing Certificate of Achievement.

This spelling program is designed to be used with students who can read at a beginning level (able to read consonant-vowel-consonant words and words with blends such as stop and fast). Also, keep in mind that this program focuses entirely on spelling and does not include vocabulary.

This spelling program is unique in its multisensory approach to teaching spelling, and may help students succeed who might otherwise struggle. Kudos to author Marie Rippel for putting together such a well-designed program for student and teacher alike. ~ Bob

Packets contain phonogram cards, sound cards, key cards, word cards, syllable tags, syllable division rules, word banks, Jail for Rule Breakers, progress chart, certificate of achievement, stickers, and other items specific to that level.

Category Description for All About Spelling Level 4:

Consonant teams TCH and DGE, ways to spell J, ways to spell short E, silent W and K, EIGH, ways to spell long U, consonant team PH, /shun/ spelled TION, more ER words.

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Love this program. It has really helped my kids with spelling (and they like it!).
Kathleen A on Oct 24, 2019
I have used All About Reading Levels 1,2 and 3. My kids have enjoyed and learned well and efficiently from all 3.
Nicci O on Oct 7, 2019
Love this program. It has really helped my kids with spelling (and they like it!).
Kathleen A on Oct 24, 2019
We've done AAS levels 1-3 and like it.
Jennifer S on Oct 9, 2019
I have used All About Reading Levels 1,2 and 3. My kids have enjoyed and learned well and efficiently from all 3.
Nicci O on Oct 7, 2019
We have been using All About Spelling for the past three years. My two sons just finished Level 3, so now we are on to Level 4.
Amanda B on Sep 20, 2019
we love this curriculum!
Ericka G on Sep 19, 2019
The most comprehensive and sensible spelling program out there. I love it as it gives me the WHY behind much of the crazy spelling in English.
Anne V on Aug 26, 2019
All About Spelling 1-3 worked great, so we are moving onto level 4 for 4th grade.
Christine F on Aug 21, 2019
We love the program!
User on Aug 13, 2019
We have enjoyed All about Spelling!!!
User on Aug 12, 2019
I like the curriculum.
Jennifer B on Aug 9, 2019
My son is going into 4th grade and finished all about Spelling Level 3. This program uses multi sensory learning practices and is the best/easiest to administer and understand curriculum we have tried. (And we have tried MANY).
Jenny M on Jul 29, 2019
I have used the first 3 levels and need level 4. I find All About Spelling to be a good, thorough program.
Patty C on Jul 20, 2019
We used level 2 and loved it. We loved the entire AAS and AAR curriculum
Keron K on Jul 17, 2019
We have loved AAS Levels 1-3! It makes spelling make sense!
Lesley H on Jul 15, 2019
Great spelling curriculum
Pauline W on Jul 10, 2019
AAS Levels 1-3 made all the difference for my struggling speller---so of course, we'll continue through the levels. Highly recommend!
User on Jul 5, 2019
Excellent spelling program for children who aren't 'natural' spellers
Sarah A on Jun 25, 2019
AAS is a great curriculum for struggling spellers. Incremental and explicit and multisensory, based on Orton-Gillingham method.
Rebecca K on May 14, 2019
Have been using Level 1-3 and love the program
Angela R H on May 9, 2019
Easy to use multi-sensory approach. I love that it provides for systematic review as needed of applicable spelling rules.
Beverly S on May 2, 2019
excellent program, thorough
Karie D on Apr 17, 2019
This program has been wonderful for my son who has processing issues and consequently struggles with spelling. It's consistency and review are excellent. It is easy to teach and easy for the student to understand.
Robyn W on Mar 21, 2019
My son has learning struggles- especially with spelling/writing. It was tears and no retention when we tried to learn spelling. After a few different curriculum tries and a few years of hoping he would grow out of it, we had some good progress with Dianne Craft's work. Then All About Spelling was recommended by a special ed. teacher, when he was 10. It has been working for him. It takes ALL the review in the lesson, and 2-4 days for harder lessons, but he is writing correct sentences!
Nancy L on Mar 20, 2019
We have found that the AAS program works well for our Dyslexic daughter in that it supports her need for multi-modal learning and need for information presented in small chunks as well as revisiting it in future lessons.
Kimberly L on Mar 18, 2019
All About Spelling has worked well for my children. We are happy to be progressing to level 4.
Amy C on Mar 15, 2019
Have been using AAS since Level 1 - a great way to teach spelling, My daughter seems to enjoy it & is a pretty good speller.
Fran F on Mar 10, 2019
I have been using this program with my youngest son and I love it. I will I used this book with my older two. I feel he really understands the spelling rules with this easy to follow book.
Renee P on Mar 6, 2019
This program teaches children rules for spelling rather than just lists of words to memorize.
Angela W on Feb 22, 2019
This spelling program has worked where others have failed. Started it in 4th grade to recover some skills. He's now in 5th and it's clicking. Wish I would have started it sooner but better late than never.
Jennifer K on Feb 16, 2019
We love this program!! My daughter (2nd grade) has used this program from level 1, and it has been very successful. I love that it is mastery-based so she can move at her own pace (in her case, fast..). Great curriculum!!
Jamie O on Feb 5, 2019
We have loved AAS. Level 4 is next on our list!
Jodi A on Feb 4, 2019
It works! We've been using All About Spelling and my middle child has been doing great with it.
Sofia P on Jan 30, 2019
We almost have AAS Level 3 completed and LOVE this program! We can't wait to see what AAS Level 4 has in store!
DALE B on Jan 21, 2019
We have successfully completed the first 3 levels!
Jennifer R on Dec 28, 2018
We got along really well with the last 3 books. It is do able steps. I recommend this spelling.
User on Nov 30, 2018
We like this program a lot and are ready to move on to the next level.
User on Nov 26, 2018
My daughter loves All About Spelling! We plan on going through all seven levels. She is not a natural speller, and really appreciates learning when to apply which phonemes.
Heather D on Nov 10, 2018
We've been happy with first 3 levels.
User on Oct 22, 2018
have used other levels and love it
Sonja C on Oct 5, 2018
This is the best program ever! Easy to teach and easy to learn!
Ashley Z on Sep 3, 2018
This series has been extremely helpful for my kids to grasp spelling.
Holly H on Sep 3, 2018
I've used All About Spelling from Level 1. My special needs son loves it and he is REALLY learning! I had him recently evaluated by the public school and they mentioned his improvement in phonics. It is a nice hands-on, physical program with the magnetic letters and easy to remember rules.
virginia b on Aug 25, 2018
I have enjoyed using All about Spelling for my kids, especially my son who seems to be dyslexic.
Hanna P on Aug 24, 2018
We've used the previous three levels of this spelling curriculum, and it is working very well for both of my boys, one of whom is dyslexic.
Melinda S on Aug 21, 2018
Great program! Easy to understand and love the hands on activities for the kids
Jacque N on Aug 18, 2018
Tracy J on Aug 17, 2018
I love the ease of this program and that there are no holes. It ties directly with the All About Reading program
Rebecca C on Aug 13, 2018
The all about spelling got good reviews. I have not used it yet, however I will write a review after I use it.
Benita D on Aug 12, 2018
Loved All About Spelling 1-3 and moving my girls up to the next level.
Kimberly T on Aug 10, 2018
love the program
Jamie B on Aug 5, 2018
We've done AAS levels 1-3 and like it.
Jennifer S on Oct 9, 2019
We have been using All About Spelling for the past three years. My two sons just finished Level 3, so now we are on to Level 4.
Amanda B on Sep 20, 2019
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Great program!
I highly recommend the All About Spelling programs.
January 28, 2019
11 months ago
All About Spelling
I would highly recommend this product. It is very easy to implement...little to no prep to do the lessons and it has really improved my son's spelling.
May 8, 2018
1 year ago
Another good buy
We have used All About Spelling from the start (partnered with All About Reading). My boys both love it. The lessons are short, fit a theme, which makes reinforcement easier than jumping about. I like an actual spelling program vs. copying sentences and hoping the spelling sticks, and this is a good fix for that. As far as level four goes, it is set up similarly to level 3 with writing stations and longer sentences for dictation.
The only thing is at this point, and with level three, the letter tiles and such are no longer a big hit. Both boys hate setting it up, keeping it neat, and find spelling with an expo marker much more enjoyable. The manipulative a are still great to have visually, but we barely use them anymore and they take up a huge white board while still looking cluttered on it. Unless your learner loves playing with letter tiles, at this point I believe it isn't really necessary to puchase.
A typical week for us looks like this: go over the section, look at new words, maybe practice them on day one of the lesson goes well. Day two and three is writing words and two to three sentences and a writing station. Day four is review from the word cards, writing words and sentences and a writing station. Friday depends. If the lessons went well we do a final out loud review and may write a sentence or two, if not, we repeat Thursday and do the lesson reviews the following week. That's what's great about homeschool. If we get it, we move on, if we don't, we keep trying.
February 9, 2017
over 2 years ago
making a perceptible difference
In our family we have those who seem to be born spellers and those who are not. Both have benefited from the methods thought in the program, though at different paces. It is a bit teacher intensive, yet laid out very well and is easy to follow. I have to say that I have learned a few things too!
March 11, 2016
over 3 years ago
Love this series
This program is great for my dyslexic daughter! I wish I had this program when I taught in a traditional classroom. It explains WHY words are spelled the way they are. In the past I taught it as rules to memorize. This is a MUCH better system!!
November 9, 2015
over 4 years ago
Loving spelling
The curriculum answers so many questions about how words are built. It has revolutionized the way my son spells.
October 23, 2015
over 4 years ago

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